Thursday, September 2, 2010
A naive riverboat
I'm visiting Yankton, South Dakota. They have a new antique shop, a rarity in these recession days. As I parked to go inside, I noticed this folk art painting on a corrugated tin wall near 4th and Douglas Streets downtown. I asked the shop (4th Street Antiques & Collectables) owner, Larry Gleich, if he knew anything about the painted wall. He did. Yankton celebrates Riverboat Days every August and Larry said a local high school student did that painting several summers ago. He couldn't remember the artist's name and when I asked if she was still around he said she is no longer in the country.
Do you notice what I notice in the foreground? I see a couple sitting on a quilt.
Another reminder for us to sign our work! Just in case we leave the country.....